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California State License Board Permitting Process for HVAC Contractors and Installations

It is California law that any home HVAC installation is permitted and that the work is up to code. All California licensed HVAC contractors are required to get permits when installing or replacing a system and the city or county will verify proper installation. Building permits generate routine inspections to ensure safety and structural standards and that the system is properly installed, functioning efficiently and that it meets the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) testing and verification requirements, therefore complying with the State Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

How it Works

As of 2019 in California, all building departments require a qualified third party to verify that the system is performing as it was designed. When a contract with Valley Heating, Cooling, Electrical and Solar is accepted, we will supply all of the project details to our permitting partner, Elem3nts. Elem3nts will then complete the application to obtain the permit and submit any required drawings and also register with CalCerts which is required by law. CalCerts regulates and confirms that the on-site Home Energy Rating System has been completed and confirms exemption and also that the HERS rater has uploaded the form to the site.

All associated permitting costs will be paid by the customer directly to the Elem3nts representative.

Our Testimonials

Hear From Happy Customers
  • “Nice, honest, and very fast and extremely professional.”

    R. Canepa, San Jose `
  • “My wife thinks I am a genius. She is correct, after all I picked you guys. ”

    P. Ross, Campbell
  • “I would observe their work and I was impressed. They did it work quickly and always cleaned afterwards.”

    D. Matsuhiro, San Jose
  • “I have relied on Valley Heating for over 25 years!”

    K. Sportello, Willow Glen
  • “We got them off of Angie’s List and they held up to my expectations. ”

    Sharon C., San Jose, CA
  • “But their people treated our home as if it were theirs, right down to the screws. They clearly had far more knowledge than their competition, and it showed. ”

    Kellye & Dr. Douglas Robinson, Los Gatos
  • “I have terrible allergies, so, they recommended some special filters on the furnace and a UV light on my central air conditioning system. It helped me tremendously.”

    Dixie S., Sunnyvale, CA
  • “They understood how important customer service is.”

    Club Pilates North San Jose San Jose, CA
  • “Very professional – from start to finish. ”

    F. Gustafson, San Jose
  • “Everybody was nice, they had a fair price!”

    Joe S.
  • “Outstanding service”

    Carl J Schulz Sunnyvale, IL
  • “The installers worked the entire time they were on the job. No wasted time. ”

    J. Reynolds, San Jose
  • “The two gentlemen were professional and worked hard. Good job.”

    Former Customer
  • “They were prompt. They came in and delivered the type of equipment they said they were going to do and hooked it up.”

    Diane L., Milpitas, CA

What Makes Us the Home of Old-Fashioned Service?

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  • Showroom Available to Customers

  • Competitive and Upfront Pricing

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  • Diamond and NATE Certified Company

  • Free Estimates Available to Customers